Toshiba Satellite U840/U845 Ultrabook is Official. Specifications, Images, Price.

Posted on 06 February 2012 By


 

 

Toshiba U840

I’m somewhat surprised to see this news today. Toshiba Australia are officially offering the Toshiba Satellite U840 Ultrabook for sale on their website. Why am I surprised? Because Toshiba USA showed us the device at CES in January and said it was due in Q3.  Clearly Toshiba already have the device ready and Toshiba USA really only spoke for their region.

Update: U840 is now in our database where we’re tracking new information as we find it.

Here’s what the U840 looked like at CES last month…

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The U840 at CES – although we didn’t know it was the U840 then!

Looking good, but not over-stylish, the U840 is clearly targeted, again, at the business sector.  Main specifications follow the 2011 norm but details are as follows:

  • Core i5-2467M 1.60GHz – 2.30GHz (Sandy Bridge)
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium
  • 14.0″ Widescreen HD LED Backlit Display (1366×768)
  • 8GB DDR3
  • Hybrid 320GB (5400rpm) + 16GB SSD
  • 2 x USB 2.0 & 1 x USB 3.0
  • 10/100Mbps LAN [really? The Z830 has 1000Mbps]
  • SD card slot
  • 802.11(b/g/n)
  • V3.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • 1.73kg
  • Battery capacity unknown (6-cell)
  • Backlit, spill-resistant keyboard
  • Part number: PSU4RA-00Q00C

Questions: Removable battery? Wi-Di? Availability?

Toshiba U820 2

Clearly this is targeting similar territory to the Samsung Series 5 14” although there’s no optical drive on this one. One hopes, ney prays, that the 1.73kg weight includes a huge huge battery otherwise there will be questions asked! The 14” 1366×768 screen is a questionable choice too.

Mainstream business and bulk sales to IT departments could be the name of the game here.

Price (including tax) 1500 AU$ = US$ 1614 (about US$1460 before Australian good and sales tax)

Update: Toshiba Singapore have also announced the U840 where a lighter, 1.57KG SSD-only version is promised. Battery life is quoted as 8hrs.

As mentioned above, don’t expect this in the USA soon but we’ll let you know when it pops up in America and Europe. Let us know in the comments if you see it in your country. We can’t find it on the Toshiba Japanese website yet.

Via ABT

Source: Toshiba Australia

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  1. #1 by gadgety on February 7, 2012 - 00:23

    Any new 11.6″ or smaller ultrabooks in the pipeline?

    • #2 by Chippy on February 7, 2012 - 02:04

      No.
      Sad but simple answer. Sorry. [I’m looking hard – ultra-mobile computing is my passion!]

    • #3 by Tsuki on February 7, 2012 - 04:19

      Considering that Toshiba’s Z830 is the lightest 13 inch ultrabook, I would be excited to see them make an 11 inch one.

      If they get it under 1kg without too many sacrifices (battery life and keyboard quality mainly), I might have to think about replacing my X220.

      • #4 by Michael on February 7, 2012 - 15:44

        Exactly. If they can do 13 inches at 1.1kgs, a 11.6 would be say 800 to 900 grams. Come on, if Sony could come out with a 700gram 11.1 inch notebook years ago (X series), I don’t see why we are still strugling with weights of above 1KG. In this case, only a real idioit would buy something of 1.7KG and call it light.

  2. #5 by Noman on February 7, 2012 - 12:12

    great laptop hope will released in us too.

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  4. #7 by Nik on July 31, 2012 - 05:13

    U845 is available in US with Ivy bride processors.
    Could you please let me know how comfortable is the typing? Portege ultrabooks has shallow keys and doesnot feel good while typing.

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